Saturday, February 22, 2003


Last night, Secretary of State Colin Powell answered questions during a town hall meeting on the BET show "OpenMic". The audience in question was comprised of high school juniors and seniors. I'm watching the re-broadcast right now, and I'm struck by how Powell is able to create connections with youth of all races.

Some questions are less intelligent than others. For example, one young man just asked why he should join the Marines if we're about to go to war. Powell is reminding him that the role of the military is to "fight for the country." Powells advice: Don't join the military unless you're prepared to fight. A no brainer.

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